TV Ratings Monday: 'The Bachelor', 'The Biggest Loser' & 'Deception' Down, 'Carrie Diaries' Up, 'The Following' Flat, 'Rules of Engagement' Hits Low

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March 5th, 2013

The Following March 4

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.3/6 1.8/5 1.7/5 1.6/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.1/3 1.6/5 0.9/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.445 7.871 4.477 4.206 6.088 0.949


FOX was number one with adults 18-49  and with total viewers.

On ABC, The Bachelor garnered a 2.7 down 7 percent from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from last week's 2.3. The Following scored a 2.8 even with last week's adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little optimistic.

On CBS, the lone new program,  Rules of Engagement garnered a season low 2.2 down 19 percent from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser notched a 2.1 down 5 percent from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Deception tied its series low with a 1.1, down 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.5, up 25 percent from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. 90210 earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 4, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelor  (8-10PM) 2.7/7 8.43
FOX Bones 2.2/6 8.20
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 2.1/6 5.93
CBS How I Met Your Mother  - R 1.6/5 5.44
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.5/1 1.25
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.2/6 6.86
9:00 FOX The Following 2.8/7 8.69
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.7/4 6.36
CW 90210 0.3/1 0.65
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 1.7/4 6.66
10:00 ABC Castle - R 1.4/4 6.76
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.3/4 5.61
NBC Deception 1.1/3 3.27

Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's
> "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's
> "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6. 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
> Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4 with
> an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live,"
> 0.8/4. 
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in
> the Local People Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4
> in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run
> "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with
> Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore)
> topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49
> in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Billy

    ROE’s ratings are meaningless. The show is almost certain not to be renewed. Patrick Warburton and David Spade are already in other pilots. The show is done.


    @ BigBrotherFan

    The LAWYER is a regular on Major Crimes (if you liked her that much)

  • Sam

    I hope more people give Red Widow a chance next week. The previews looked bad but the show was pretty good IMO

  • BigBrotherFan


    The nEW normal WILL NOT BE RENEWED. Get your head out of you a$$ that show pulled a .9 those numbers are instant canceled series..LOOK AT SMASH, do you honestly think thats coming back, too? GIVE ME A BREAK!

  • CH2164

    LMFAO @TCD if only it really did get that rating!

  • BigBrotherFan


    She is on the GOOD WIFE too but I loved the character on the following :(

  • Charmed

    Please fix TCD, I’m panicking now :(

  • Michael1

    Rules improved on its lead in by 37.5%. That’s awesome. That proves that people are tuning in to see Rules and not simply too lazy to change the channel. More people tuned in solely for Rules and then tuned back out than tuned in for TCD in total. It finished second in its time slot behind “The Bachelor” and I’m going to go out on a limb in predicting that none of the characters on either of those shows will marry any of the other characters within the next year.

  • halloween

    Ouch TCD what happened?

  • Dillan

    TCD half hours were 0.5/0.4. It didn’t get a 0.3.

  • Roswell

    Regardless of TCD error, the show isn’t coming back for a second season…

  • Jazz

    That’s too bad. I thought Deception was really good last night. Best ep yet. Oh well.

  • charmedcraft

    Even if the numbers are wrong for TCD (which looks like they are), I still would like to see BATB renewed over it if it comes to that.

  • Wowza

    FOX is not only happy with Glee – theyre thrilled.

    Look at the 18-34 numebrs (and teens, but mainly 18-34 for advertising dollars).

    Seriosuly, go look. Now. For every thursday broadcast. Who wins 18-34? Teens? Is it FOX? Weekly? Is taht what yous see? The things a monster in the demo – kind of like The OC was in its day. its renewed for two more seasons and will be a cult hit forever . FOX knows this. Don’t be so ignorant to think otherwise.

    Glee is something else. Glee is renewed . Two more seasons. It’s a sure thing at this point, really.

    Glee is a franchise opportunity. More than an opportunity – this thing is still a monster. People watch it (DVR ITUNES, etc). They’re just 18 – 34.

    Its being renewed for two more seasons – then it will gracefully end.

  • Charmed

    TCD definitely an error, The CW average is 0.4 :D

  • Petar Ivanov

    LMAO—- Last night’s Castle (a repeat) almost beat the premiere of ABC’s Red Widow… Scary times…

    My friend rnd red Widow was with oscar promos and a lot more promoton. The same case on CBS POI rerun with zero promotion was even with heavy promoted Golden Boy premiere. I think this is already a trand and bad trand for all new shows or at least for all new mid season shows. Don’t know why but rookie shows are really bad this season and collapse so fast. WHat you think for this new trand? Viewers don’t want to watch new show or else?

  • Charmed

    TCD might get a season 2 if it stays like this for a few more episodes!

  • forg

    Tuesdays are respectable

    Only New Girl is respectable on Tuesdays. Glee-New Girl-Raising Hope was the stronger line up. I do love Raising Hope and Mindy but the ratings ain’t good but glad Fox had set the bar lower to renew both

  • Dillan

    TCD numbers fixed! :D

  • Wowza

    – Smash is not coming back. No.

    TNN might though. Cheaper. It has a chance. Its not dead.

    I more than understand rationality for it being dead. Maybe it should be – but NBC s considering bringing it back.

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